Red Raider basketball signs Zhaire Smith to NLI - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Red Raider basketball signs Zhaire Smith to NLI

Source: TTU Athletics Source: TTU Athletics

Provided by Texas Tech Athletics

Texas Tech men's basketball head coach Chris Beard has inked Zhaire Smith to a National Letter of Intent and Athletic Scholarship Agreement announced Thursday as part of the spring NCAA signing period.

Smith, a 6-5 guard from Garland, played his high school basketball for JT Locklear at Lakeview Centennial. He is ranked as high as a four-star signee by 247 Sports along with three-star nods from ESPN.com and Scout.com. Smith chose Texas Tech over Big 12 rival Texas and will be a freshman for the 2017-18 season.

Smith posted 20.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He connected on 69 percent from the field en route to District 10-6A MVP honors during his senior season and was voted as the best high school dunker by coaches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Smith is an extremely athletic wing/guard. He's a very talented shooter and passer with a big time motor and toughness.

Visit www.TexasTech.com for the latest news and information on the men's basketball program. Fans also can follow the program on its social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/TexasTechMBB and @TexasTechMBB on Twitter.

What the media is saying about Zhaire Smith

Alan Branch – Texas Boys Basketball

"Zhaire Smith is a world class athlete that could have played multiple sports. At the guard spot, he brings great athleticism and will be one of the most versatile players in the Big 12. His best basketball is ahead of him, and he's a perfect fit for what Coach Beard is doing at Texas Tech."

Blue Zertuche – Texas Hoops

"Signing Zhaire Smith is a big deal for the Red Raiders. For Coach Beard to win an in-state recruiting battle against Texas, Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Oregon says a lot about where his program is going.  Zhaire's best basketball is ahead of him, but he will be one of the best athletes in the Big 12 the day he steps on campus."

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Wayland baseball loses to Mid-America Christian

    Wayland baseball loses to Mid-America Christian

    Source: Wayland Baptist UniversitySource: Wayland Baptist University

    A game that featured all kinds of twists and turns and unusual plays wound up not working out so well for Wayland Baptist as the Pioneers fell to Mid-America Christian University on Saturday afternoon at Wilder Field, 9-7.

    A game that featured all kinds of twists and turns and unusual plays wound up not working out so well for Wayland Baptist as the Pioneers fell to Mid-America Christian University on Saturday afternoon at Wilder Field, 9-7.

  • Chaps gain another victory over Jets

    Chaps gain another victory over Jets

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:22:10 GMT
    Source: Lubbock Christian UniversitySource: Lubbock Christian University

    No. 7 Lubbock Christian University used some small-ball to rally with four unanswered runs to complete a three-game Heartland Conference sweep with a 4-2 win over Newman University Saturday afternoon at Hays Field.

    No. 7 Lubbock Christian University used some small-ball to rally with four unanswered runs to complete a three-game Heartland Conference sweep with a 4-2 win over Newman University Saturday afternoon at Hays Field.

  • Lady Raiders fall to Oklahoma

    Lady Raiders fall to Oklahoma

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:19:19 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    A walk-off single by Oklahoma State in the bottom of the seventh gave the Cowgirls a 2-1 victory over the Red Raiders Saturday afternoon at Cowgirl Stadium in game one of the three game series.

    A walk-off single by Oklahoma State in the bottom of the seventh gave the Cowgirls a 2-1 victory over the Red Raiders Saturday afternoon at Cowgirl Stadium in game one of the three game series.

Powered by Frankly